Tenor cornett (after 17th-century type)

late 19th century
Probably by Francis William Galpin (English, 1858–1945)

Object Place: Hatfield Regis, England


Length 91 cm (35 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wood, leather, brass

Not On View


Europe, Musical Instruments



In C. The lowest tone is c. Made from two slabs of wood, the currved conoidal bore carved in halves which have been fastened together and covered by black leather. The tube is bent twice in the form of the letter S. Ivory tip at the small end. Six finger-holes in the front, and seventh hole stopped by a square brass key with a double touch-piece; a thumb-hole in the rear. The mouthpiece is lost.


Francis W. Galpin (1858-1945), Hatfield Regis, England; 1916, sold by Francis W. Galpin to William Lindsey (1858-1922), Boston, Massachusetts; 1916, gift of William Lindsey, in memory of his daughter, Leslie Lindsey Mason, to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 5, 1916)

Credit Line

Leslie Lindsey Mason Collection